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Fox Releases Gotham: Jeremiah ‘Chemical Green’ Band Movie Trailer 

FOX has released a new Gotham Season 5 trailer revealing the return of Jeremiah Valeska (guest star Cameron Monaghan) in episode 5.07.

Written by Tze Chun, the official synopsis for next Thursday’s episode, “Ace Chemicals,” reads as follows:

“Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening Gotham’s reunification with the mainland; with the help of the Mad Hatter, Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted re-creation of the murder of Bruce’s parents.”

The series stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. Gotham also features Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

Gotham is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens serve as executive producers on the series.

The fifth and final season of Gotham airs Thursday nights on FOX.

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones Set

Modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock comes to life in LEGO form with this LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible building set, the latest model designed by a LEGO fan, submitted to the LEGO Ideas community, and selected to become an official LEGO set!

A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree.

Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world.

Recreate hilarious scenes with minifigure versions of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble.

– Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones
– This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble
– The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with antenna, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements
– Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letterelement
– The LEGO brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib
– This creative building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers
– The Flintstones home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep
– The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

The 748 piece set will retail for $59.99 and will be available exclusively to LEGO VIPs starting Wednesday, February 20 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores. Available in the same channels to all shoppers starting March 1.

 

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Meet The Cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

This is the start of something new, Wildcats.

Production is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the highly anticipated and reimagined High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service. Joining previously announced star Joshua Bassett (Stuck in the Middle) are cast members Olivia Rodrigo (Bizaardvark), Kate Reinders (Modern Family), Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack), Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs), Dara Reneé (Freaky Friday), Julia Lester (Mom), Frankie Rodriguez (Modern Family), Larry Saperstein (Fan Girl), and Mark St. Cyr (Doomsday).

The 10-episode series picks up nearly 15 years after the first movie aired, at the real-life location where it all began: East High. It follows a group of students as they rehearse for opening night of their school’s first production of High School Musical. Behind the scenes, show-mances develop; friendships are both forged and tested; rivalries rage; and lives are changed forever.

Brand-new songs and acoustic “rehearsal-room” reinterpretations of songs from the original High School Musical provide the soundtrack, with Zach Woodlee (Glee, Dumplin’) choreographing the numbers. The series is developed and executive produced by Tim Federle (Ferdinand) with showrunner and executive producer Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars); Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, from the original High School Musical trilogy, are also executive producers. Tamra Davis (Empire, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is directing the first three episodes.

“The challenge we handed the creative team was Herculean. How do you recapture the joy and the magic of the original High School Musical movie… and simultaneously reimagine it completely?” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.  “That’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. And Tim and Oliver—and this amazingly talented and diverse cast and crew—have done exactly that!”

Here are the character breakdowns:

– Kourtney (Reneé) is obsessed with makeup tutorials and feminism in equal measure. Nini’s ride-or-die BFF, Kourtney also works on the costume crew of High School Musical.
– E.J.’s cousin Ashlyn (Lester) is an “old soul” who worships Sara Bareilles—so much that she secretly dreams of following in her idol’s footsteps to become a songwriter herself.
– As captain of the color guard and student choreographer, Carlos (Rodriguez) thinks of Miss Jenn as a peer. In fact, he eats lunch in her office and has been drinking espresso since third grade. And of course, Carlos already has his Tony Awards® speech memorized.
– Big Red (Saperstein) is the quintessential skater boy, always fuzzy and sleep-deprived. He’s weirdly devastated by Ricky and Nini’s split, as he’s been their third wheel forever.
– East High’s somewhat stiff S.T.E.M. teacher Mr. Mazzara (St. Cyr) believes in preparing students for the future, which leads him to butt heads with the daydreaming Miss Jenn.

“We are truly excited about this extremely talented cast and the fresh and contemporary take on this globally beloved franchise,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content, Disney+.  “From the music and dance, to the characters and hilarious meta references, there is something here for fans of the originals, as well as people who are new to East High. It’s going to be an unforgettable viewing experience for Disney+ subscribers.”

Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, is set to launch in the U.S. later this year.

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Watch The Doom Patrol Extended Trailer

Ahead of Doom Patrol‘s highly-anticipated debut tomorrow, DC Universe has released an extended trailer for their latest live-action series, featuring new footage which highlights the stories of our strange heroes.

Part support group, part superhero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.

Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.

The series will be making its debut on February 15, exclusively on DC Universe.

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Stranger Things-Themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

At New York Toy Fair 2019, Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast unveiled a Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons starter set!

According to the description, the starter set allows players “to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler created for his friends”. 

The set includes 5 Stranger Things character sheets that are based on classes used in the show (such as Will the Wise and Dustin the Dwarf). It also includes two exclusive Demogorgon figures, one of which players can paint and customize. 

You can pre-order a copy of the set on Amazon for $24.99 with shipping slated for May 1st, 2019.

Features:

– Stranger Things themed Dungeons & Dragons set: embark on an exciting dungeon & Dragons adventure, hunt for the Thessalhydra, “created” By the character Mike from the Netflix original series, Stranger Things
– Great game for new dungeon & Dragons players: whether players are new to D&D, or looking for a new adventure, this Stranger Things themed roleplaying game includes everything a group needs to play
– Detailed rules, adventure book and game dice: The exciting adventure book and colorful rulebook contain tons of information on how to play the game, strategy, and tips for players to advance a character beyond the Fifth level, plus 6 Polyhedral dice so you’re ready to play
– Stranger things character sheets: play as a favorite Stranger Things character
– Includes 2 Demogorgon figures: the game includes 2 Demogorgon figures, one that players can paint and customize

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Watch The City On A Hill Trailer

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm – and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” 

In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhor (Kevin Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Co-created by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Fontana, City on a Hill premieres on Showtime on Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c.

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Marvel And Hulu Partner For Four Animated Series

Marvel Entertainment and Hulu have announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special.

The streaming service has ordered animated series adaptations of M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler Show and Howard the Duck, as well as the special The Offenders, which will bring all of these heroes together for a team-up mission in the same vein as The Avengers and Netflix’s The Defenders.

M.O.D.O.K., set around the character of the same name created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, will be written and executive produced by Patton Oswalt (Happy!) and Jordan Blum (Community) alongside Jeph Loeb (Legion). The series will follow the titular supervillain with the really big head and really small body as he fights to keep control of his organization and his needy family.

Hit-Monkey will follow a Japanese snow monkey who trains with the ghost of an American assassin to prepare for a bloody and darkly comical revenge trip through the seedy Tokyo underworld. The character was created by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajic and the series is being written and executive produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Office Christmas Party) and Loeb.

Tigra & Dazzler Show will see the titular best friends/superheroes as they face one of their biggest battles yet: recognition from other superpowered people in Los Angeles. Tigra, created by Tony Isabella and Gil Kane, and Dazzler, created by Tom DeFalco, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson and John Romita Jr, have not been seen on the small screen for years, with Dazzler’s previous portrayal seen in the 2009 animated series Wolverine and the X-Men and is reportedly set to appear in the next live-action X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, and Tigra was last seen in the 1999 Fox animated series The Avengers: United They Stand. The new series will be written and executive produced by Erica Rivinoja (The Last Man on Earth) and Chelsea Handler (Chelsea) alongside Loeb.

Howard the Duck, who previously made it to the big screen in the widely detested 1986 film and cameo appearances in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, was created by Steve Gerber in 1973. The series, being written by Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob reboot) and Dave Willis (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell), will follow the titular hero as he, with the help of his best friend Beverly, attempts to return to his home planet before Dr. Bong can kill and cook him.

The Offenders, executive produced by Loeb, will follow all four of the characters as they are forced to reluctantly team up to save both the Earth and various parts of the universe from an unknown force.

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Dating Around: Netflix’s First Original Dating Series To Debut On Valentine’s Day

Netflix has released the official trailer for Dating Around, the streamer’s first original dating series that will debut on Valentine’s Day.

Every episode, one single goes on five first dates filled with flirty banter, awkward exchanges and moments of true connection. Who will get a second date? Netflix’s first original dating show takes an honest and compelling look at the real world of dating.

The six-episode original series will launch globally on Netflix on February 14.

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Shudder’s Creepshow Horror Series To Feature Stories By Stephen King, Joe Hill, And Joe Lansdale

Shudder announced that the streaming service’s upcoming horror anthology show Creepshow will feature an adaptation of an as-yet-unnamed story by Stephen King as well as segments which will adapt tales by Joe Hill and Joe Lansdale, among other authors. 

The six-episode season will feature segments based on stories by:

– “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
– “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
– “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms)
– “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
– “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
– “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
– “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)

Creepshow is based on the 1982 film of the same name, which was directed by George Romero with a screenplay by King. The cast of Creepshow included Hill, who is King’s son.

Directors include David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, the upcoming Body at Brighton Rock), and Rob Schrab (Community). 

It was previously announced that the series’ executive producer Greg Nicotero will be directing on the show. In addition, John Harrison, who was the first assistant director for Romero on the original Creepshow movie, will be directing a story he co-wrote with Nicotero. Production has begun on Creepshow in Atlanta, GA. The show will premiere later this year.

“Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true,” said Nicotero in a statement. “Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honored to continue telling the stories in the ‘comic book come to life’ world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be ‘opening the coffin’ and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business.”

“We’re thrilled to have Greg Nicotero on board to transform Creepshow into a series, featuring stories by giants in the horror field like Stephen King and Joe Hill, as well as a fantastic lineup of writers, directors, and special effects wizards,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “This a dream series for fans of the original movies and for anyone who wants to experience ‘the most fun you can have being scared.’”

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AMC Reveals New NOS4A2 Images

AMC has released new images from the upcoming NOS4A2, the supernatural horror series from creator Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead) based on the novel by Joe Hill. 

The show tells the story of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC later in 2019.

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